Someday I won’t be able to help others with these amazing kids, today is NOT that day!
We are blessed to be raising our kids in this financially privileged community that has a strong educational system and is rich with loving parents and amazing kids. We flip a switch and lights turn on and heaters keep us warm, we have clothes appropriate for every season and our pantry is overflowing with food. I think it’s important for our kids to see first hand that some people are not afforded these same luxuries. Sometimes people make poor choices, sometimes bad things happen to good people, sometimes life just comes in like a hurricane and knocks the wind right out of people; the fact is that sooner or later everyone needs a helping hand of some sort. I got to spend my day with a group of nine teenagers that were happy to spend their Saturday preparing food and serving it to people in Vancouver who are currently without the means to provide for themselves. There was an element of discomfort when we first arrived, but these kids pushed through it and greeted everyone with warm smiles and served with diligent hands and gracious hearts. I believe everyone was mutually blessed by each others presence today. I am grateful to Free Hot Soup for letting us join them in their service today. Today was fulfilling!